Achara excited about move back home with Glasgow Rocks

13 October 2014 / 18:10

Great Britain’s men’s basketball co-captain Kieron Achara admitted it was an easy decision to return to his roots with a move to Glasgow Rocks for the 2014/2015 season.

Stirling-born Achara, who has spent over eight years playing professionally abroad, made the announcement last week that he was to move back to Scotland.

The 31-year-old, who has had stints in the US, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria and most recently Italy, made his senior international debut for Scotland aged just 16 before establishing himself in the Great Britain team, including competing at London 2012.

He marked his return to the British Basketball League with a win over the weekend, scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds as Glasgow Rocks triumphed 62-56 over a London Lions side including fellow Team GB co-captain Drew Sullivan in the BBL Cup.

And having been impressed with the set up of his new club, Achara was hopeful of toasting success across the entire season.

“I am very excited about coming back to Scotland, I feel it’s definitely the right time. My family are all here, my fiancée and new baby girl are here, I just felt like it was the right thing to do,” he said.

“The Rocks have a great set-up since their move to the Emirates Arena and they have a well established loyal fan base, it was an easy decision for me to make.

“Hopefully with my experience I can bring some leadership qualities to the roster and we can grow as a team and possibly hunt down some silverware this season.”

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